I mostly cook for my husband and my son. Except of course for family gatherings when we all get together and everyone brings something....most of my famuily members have "specialties" that they bring. I have 6 brothers and sisters, 5 of which are married with at least one child so we always have LOTS of good food! It is truly enough to feed an army! I get in moods where I like to experiment and, although it doesn't always turn out great, my hubby is always supportive and game to try something new.
My favorite things to cook
Some big hits in our house are Fried Rice (my hubby is vietnamese), Mexican Chicken Casserole, homemade eggrolls (my mother-in-law's recipe YUM!), Green Bean Casserole, Smoked Pork Loin, and Stuffed Burgers. My hubby and son love my French Toast, too. Imd have to say that my son's fav is my Cheesy Eggs. I make them with 3 kinds of cheese and he loves cheese! I think my fav is a 3 cheese Tortellini Alfredo with garlic and herb. I always have to make enough so we can have leftovers the next day because we love it so much!
My cooking tragedies
It was around Thankgiving and I decided to try to make a pumpkin pie from scratch. So I spent all day in the kitchen, scraping out the pumpkin, boiling it down, making my crust, and after getting it done I popped it into the oven with a smile on my face and a great sense of accomplishment. I was so proud! Well, talk about counting chickens before they hatch.......I pulled the pie out of the oven and.....My first clue that something was wrong was the sickly gray/brown color. I thought to myself, uh oh. I was still hoping for the best as I tried a bite. A second later I was standing over the kitchen dink trying to get the salt/mud/indescribable taste out of my mouth. To this day I am not quite sure what I did wrong! I have never had the nerve to try it again.